principles

There is something in our culture that says your dream or the thing you’re pursuing has to happen immediately and all at once, and that is destructive to the creative spirit. I just embraced the idea that this was going to be a gradual exploration of the thing I was interested in—making films—and gave myself permission to go slowly. I didn’t beat myself up for the fact that I had a day job. I considered how I could strengthen myself through my day job so that one was feeding the other.
Mental Masturbation

Walking through the city of London (while attending a conference recently) and observing the locals and tourists alike, I found myself contemplating a lot of truths we take for granted back home. I use the word ‘truth’ lightly in this case because much of how we perceive the world in based on conditioning and indoctrination rather than inherent truths. If we are to assume that the perception of…

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arenama-deactivated20141129 asked:

FairySharkMother When I heard about Ferguson I cried through two classes I felt sick I skipped lunch I cried again at home my friends didn't understand my parents did but said I was being too emotional that I need to harden my heart and not let it ruin my vacation. everything seems shallow when tragedies are still happening I don't understand why no one around feels the way I do my Mom said it was ignorance but she knows and she's not reacting the way I am Is there something wrong with me

Damn what anyone says, never let your heart harden! One of our Core Goals is to spread a message of courage, love, empathy, and the willingness to stand true to your principles, even when the World is seemingly at your gates telling you to stop and be quiet.

The truth is, going forward, our species will need people with sharp minds and big hearts; hearts that are weathered and leathery enough to not wilt under duress or criticism, but still hopeful and open enough to yearn to do some Good in the World. Individually, the Sea Family might not be able to turn things around, but our followers can! This is why we teach!

You’re all young and malleable enough to tune your critical thinking skills, learn about world politics, why certain laws get passed —or ignored— and take the proper steps to be real agents of change! If some of you are able to glean enough from what we say to become politicians, teachers, or otherwise keep that message unbroken, the blog and all of us could disappear completely and we’ll be content knowing that we spent our time doing something meaningful!

There’s nothing wrong with caring, there’s nothing wrong with you, and there’s nothing wrong with crying right now; I can understand how that would be one’s reaction if they were too young to have any significant agency to act about it, but you have to remember too that talking about it IS acting!

Stay hopeful and don’t cry too much! The Winds of Change are blowing and there is still a federal case impending, too. Justice may still be served!

- Engineer Dave

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Harboring Balance in Your Home- Feng Shui Living

Balance is a cornerstone of happiness and good design.

Sharp, jutting angles need to be softened by placing plants or statues in front.

Furniture in the living room should facilitate movement and conversation. Since the living room is a yang area, consider adding yin influences with plants, soft cushions, and perhaps a fish tank.

The foot of a bed should not be in a direct line to the door since in ancient China the dead were laid with their feet toward the door of the death house for easier access to heaven.

Mirrors should not face a bed because the spirit leaves the body in the night and might get upset at seeing its reflection, causing a disturbed sleep.

Round dining room tables are best since the circle symbolized heavenly blessings. Dining room chairs should be of an even number and should be comfortable. Décor should be kept simple in harmony with food served, not complicated.

Food represents wealth, and therefore the kitchens can generate general happiness. Kitchens should be balanced because of the presence of two major elements—fire, with its yang energy, and water, which is a yin force.

The bathroom is the most yin room in the house because of the presence of water. Yang elements, such as bright colors or candles may be added.

Gardens create a pleasant view. They should contain balance and have a natural look. Flowering plants will bring good luck.

By K.Nagori